Acute Aortic Syndrome

  • Antonino M. GrandeEmail author
  • Alessandro Mazzola
  • Stefano Pirrelli
  • Adele Valentini
  • Eloisa Arbustini


“Aortic acute syndrome” comprises several life-threatening aortic pathologies that give rise to aortic symptoms. An early diagnosis and an adequate immediate treatment are mandatory for the survival of these patients. We discuss the diagnostic approach and the most recent surgical treatment for this frightening syndrome that still carries high morbidity and mortality despite the continuous development of new surgical procedures and technologies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonino M. Grande
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alessandro Mazzola
    • 2
  • Stefano Pirrelli
    • 3
  • Adele Valentini
    • 4
  • Eloisa Arbustini
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Cardiac SurgeryIRCCS Fondazione Policlinico San MatteoPaviaItaly
  2. 2.Cardiac Surgery, IRCCS Multimedica Sesto S. GiovanniMilanoItaly
  3. 3.Unit of Vascular Surgery, CardioThoracoVascular DepartmentOspedale Carlo PomaMantovaItaly
  4. 4.Radiology IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico San MatteoPaviaItaly
  5. 5.Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases, IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico San MatteoPaviaItaly

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